Actually methinks you're the one that kinda missed the point, Tyler lol. Rocket is very aware of who Socrates is, which is pretty much why he threw in that last line, capping off the sarcasm with the "lol
As for the track itself, hats off to my man Rocket, because he was right on target with his, "it's definitely is a racer's track
" observation. Furthermore, it's not one you'll be nailing down :55 laps after 5 laps...let alone 10. Like Rocket said, you have to be opportunistic about passing, but you'll probably fair better giving the track
your undivided attention and not worry about the person behind you. Like virtually all of the conversion tracks, they're great fun to run with a few friends or solo. I say solo because they're pretty challenging, and although part of the challenge stems from the narrow passage ways, more often than not there's at least one section of the track you have to learn in order to run decent laps. In this case it's the section (here
) en route to checkpoint five. Phin took a slight creative detour from EVO 4X4's Meditteranean by opening up the section outlined in red shown here
. By doing that racers now have options - three to be exact. They can (1) go left and follow the road thru the underpassage, (2) take the very risky straight shot by jumping over the fallen column piece landing just inside the opening on the left and proceeding on thru checkpoint five (as shown here
), or (3) go to the right, slightly detouring from the road and taking the opening on the right. Also, you have to let off the gas about midway across the bridge so that you don't catch too much air at liftoff. If not, you'll get an upclose and personal like view of the side of that bridge lol. Truthfully the entire section is pretty hazardous to your health lol, but still, the beauty in it is he had the foresight to make the adjustment, providing for a much more exciting racing experience.
The model work, textures and other little subtleties Phin put into place are topnotch, which is to be expected, of course. If you like challenging tracks, especially those with a dang impressive view, this one's for you.
Like Phin I'm taking a detour and wrapping this one up here. Yes, yes - I know you'd love to hear my thoughts and theories about Socrates and how he and Phin are in many ways the same person lol. Unfortunately I don't have time for that. Instead I'll leave you with a statement by the author on this track:
The complaint will be that it's too narrow for online competitive racing. I know that.
He's wrong, but it's not something he'll admit to; he views such a thing as an admission of weakness lol. This is a great track that's probably best suited for one-on-one affairs, but by no means is it too narrow for compative online racing. At any rate the Copey Rating for "Acropolis" is a rock-solid "10
" out of 10 possible points! Great work, Phin...and it sure was nice of that Socrates guy to help out lol.